Janine Balding case: sex offender must STAY in prison, judge told

Sex monster who helped kidnap Janine Balding must STAY in prison despite serving his sentence

  • Wayne Wilmot to spend another two years behind bars in 2019
  • Wilmot’s extensive criminal history officially began when he was just 13
  • Balding was grabbed from a Sydney train station by a gang of homeless youths










A serial violent sex offender involved in the 1988 kidnapping of Janine Balding in Sydney – who was raped and murdered – must remain in prison for the time being, a judge has been told.

Wayne Wilmot had to spend another two years behind bars in 2019 despite serving his prison sentence.

That arrest warrant (CDO) expires on September 23, prompting the State of NSW on Friday to request a pre-trial detention (IDO) from the Supreme Court.

Sydney woman Janine Balding (pictured) was raped and murdered

The state wants him to remain behind bars until Judge Julia Lonergan can hear his request to subject Wilmot to an Extended Surveillance Order (ESO) upon his eventual release.

Wilmot’s extensive criminal history officially began with a sexual assault on a woman who was walking through a park when he was 13, after which he said, “I have … a problem” and “This isn’t the first time I’ve done this” .

He was imprisoned for eight years for the kidnapping and rape of Mrs Balding.

The 20-year-old bank teller was grabbed from a Sydney train station by a gang of homeless youth before being repeatedly raped.

Wilmot remained in the car when Mrs. Balding was then tied up, gagged and thrown over a fence before being submerged in a dam until she drowned.

The 20-year-old bank teller (pictured) was grabbed from a Sydney train station by a gang of five homeless youths before being repeatedly raped

The 20-year-old bank teller (pictured) was grabbed from a Sydney train station by a gang of five homeless youths before being repeatedly raped

He has committed sex crimes against women and men, involving at least eight victims, including a woman he beat, tied up and raped at another train station in Sydney in 1998.

The referring court found that the victim “has been subjected to extreme brutality and sexual violations”, which had a devastating impact on her.

In being awarded the CDO in 2019, Justice Lonergan Wilmots noted “appalling criminal history and pattern of offenses” and his repeated denials and/or horrifying minimizations of his violent sexual offenses.

He also blamed his victims, lacked insight, and had a personality disorder and antisocial and aggressive traits and behaviors.

“I am convinced with a high degree of probability that the material on which the state relies shows that the defendant poses an unacceptable risk of committing another serious offense if not held in custody under the warrant,” she said. .

Wilmot’s attorney opposed the award of the IDO on Friday only as the judge considers the application for his extensive oversight in the community.

The judge previously rejected a request to suppress Wilmot’s name.

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